Exhibition "9 Conditions of Riga", curated by Oskars Redbergs will open on Thursday at 17 in Telliskivi Creative City Red Hall (Punane Saal). The exhibition will remain open until 29th October.
Exhibition „9 Conditions of Riga: Regeneration and Transformation of the City – Urban Environment and Architecture” is a satellite event of the Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2015 programme. The exhibition “9 Conditions of Riga” contributes to the overall theme of the biennale “Self Driven Cities” by questioning whether and how the very inhabitants or the ‘self’ of the city can actually maintain and influence or rather ‘drive’ the politics of the built environment and the city.
This traveling exhibition „9 Conditions of Riga” was as an integral part of the larger project – European Cultural Days of the ECB – Latvia, organized by European Central Bank, exhibited in Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 2013.„9 Conditions of Riga” presents architecture as both a process and an outcome of a complex and multilayered economic, social, cultural and political dialogue, which is influenced by the impact of different regulations and restrictions, as well as other important circumstances.The exhibition has cognitive character and it turns the exhibition venue into an interactive “learning classroom” where visitors are invited to involve and become active participants in shaping their own and unique story of Riga. The exhibition is divided into 9 thematic sections, which present more than 50 different examples of architecture and urban design projects of Riga, carried out by more than 20 international architecture firms in the last 15 years.
In Tallinn, the exhibition will take place in the amazing space of
Telliskivi Punane Saal. In order to further explore this space, the curator
invited media and sound artist Geo Reisinger from Berlin to collaborate and
experiment with the spatial and acoustic parameters. Sampling and combining
sounds from Riga’s urban environment, Geo Reisinger will create an immersive
sound installation, transforming the space into a sonic landscape and inviting
the audience to experience the multitude of conditions of Riga.